The simple act of breathing can elevate bodies to new heights of serenity, in the same way that filling the lungs with helium can turn your body into a balloon. Float away with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a two-hour Pranayama workshop at Zanjabee Integrative Medicine & Primary Care in Woburn (a $60 value).
The health heads at Zanjabee concern themselves with total wellness, using the teachings of both Western and Eastern medicine to treat bodies, minds, and spirits. The Pranayama workshop, a large communal class accommodating up to 45 people at a time, introduces students to the precepts of the breath-work-based meditation technique.
During two hours of concentrated air sipping, participants train their nostrils to take disciplined breaths so they can manage their moods and stop ruining bonfires with their oxygen greed. After a presentation that acquaints them with the importance of breathing technique in yoga, respirators try out styles such as Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, and the three-part breath, an epic trilogy of inhalation, exhalation, and the underrated The Two Towers. Workshops are offered in the evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. throughout the year.